Monday, July 7, 2008

What Lies Beneath?

A Carolina Wren has a nest just under the hosta leaves. When you approach the container, she moves off the nest but stays concealed in the leaves. You have to practically be in the nest to spook her from the container. There are three newly hatched and one straggler in the nest. They are no bigger than the end of your thumb.  More later when the last one is born.


Perennial Gardener said...

How sweet is that? :) I have a nest in one of hanging planters but I think momma bird abandoned the egg & nest. I put up birdhouses throughout my garden for the birds to build their nests in.

Mother Nature said...

I think it was an emergency nest. There's not much to it. They kept building in hubby's truck. Every time he left he had to pull the bird nest out of the front grill.

CurtissAnn said...

Ohmygoodness! Isn't that the cutest thing! I love wrens. Hmmm...well, I think watching the birds goes with getting more mature, for a nice way of putting it. I'm starting to know things about them, like these little wrens. ha,ha.

Thanks for the linkage-love!

tina said...

These wrens just seem to love people.